Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 2:21pm
The Moriarty-Edgewood School District in New Mexico will be joining districts from Santa Fe, Taos and Española in an attempt to pressure state lawmakers into spending more of the state's money on education.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 2:18pm
Isle of Wight Superintendent Katrise Perera and school board members objected to the new A-F grading system for schools and the Opportunity Educational Institute, a state agency that would take over schools that have been classified as failing for three consecutive years.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 2:09pm
Students across Massachusetts suffered more than 4,400 concussions or other head injuries while playing school sports during the last school year, according to surveys submitted to the state by about 360 public and private schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 2:03pm
A report from a Western Michigan University researcher found that Michigan leads the nation in the number of for-profit charter school managing companies overseeing public schools.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 1:59pm
Faced with a $176,000 deficit in its school lunch program last year, the Montclair School District in New Jersey is trying to find ways to encourage more of its nearly 6,700 students to buy their lunches from their school cafeterias.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 1:55pm
After teachers at an Oregon middle school confiscated students’ cell phones and deleted video of a confrontation between a student and a teacher, parents are fuming, saying that their children's rights were violated.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 1:50pm
Somehow, it always seems to surprise conservative Utah political leaders when the costs of education are added up. The term "free public education" doesn’t mean the government’s job in providing all Americans with the basic knowledge they need to succeed in society can be done without a substantial investment of tax revenue.
Submitted by Lynn Russo Whylly on Thu, 11/28/2013 - 1:44pm
As Missouri education commissioner, Nicastro gets to figure out how to make sure kids in the Kansas City Public Schools and other struggling districts get a quality education without wreaking havoc with the state’s messed-up transfer policy. She is also overseeing the state's Common Core roll-out. So why help a group that wants to gut teacher tenure in Missouri?
Submitted by Matthew Zalaznick on Wed, 11/27/2013 - 1:26pm
The editors of District Administration magazine are proud to present the 2013 Readers’ Choice Top 100 Products. This year’s winners were chosen from more than 1,800 unique nominations sent by K12 leaders who detailed the products’ positive impacts on their schools.
Submitted by Alison DeNisco on Tue, 11/26/2013 - 3:51pm
High school graduation rates in Rhode Island’s poorest cities improved at more than twice the rate of the rest of the state during the last five years, according to a report released Monday by Rhode Island KidsCount.